Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Monsters, Magic, & Music

by Gary Niederhoff on August 25, 2012









If Bigfoot walks through a forest and no one sees him, does he exist? It’s the job of paranormal investigator Joe Nickell to find out! Discover whether eyewitness accounts are reliable when it comes to tracking down the hirsute big guy and other monsters.

Also, on the subject of “seeing is believing”: how magic fools the brain. Plus, in our potpourri show: can music boost brain power? A new study says listening to music makes brains happy. Does this support the dubious “Mozart Effect,” that claims listening to Wolfie’s compositions boosts IQ?

And, skeptic Phil Plait on why the so-called “super moon theory” doesn’t predict devastating earthquakes.

It’s Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Phil Plait
Part 2: Joe Nickell
Part 3: Neuromagic
Part 4: Neuromusic
Part 5: Super Babies

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